Honest HK OFW gets ticket home

>> Thursday, June 4, 2009

It pays to be honest.

Plus start-up money and scholarship for her kids, honest migrant worker Mildred Perez who rummages garbage in Hongkong for a living, gets a plane ticket back home in the Philippines and scholarship for her children, courtesy of Senator Francis 'Chiz' Escudero.

Leila Salaverria of Philippine Daily Inquirer reports:

MANILA, Philippines—The jobless Filipino in Hong Kong who returned the HK$350,545 or P2.1 million in cash and checks she found in a garbage bin to its owner will get a plane ticket home, a start-up capital for a small business, and scholarship for her children.

All these, much more than the can of butter cookies she got from the grateful owner, were promised by Senator Francis Escudero, who on Tuesday said his office already communicated with Mildred Perez by phone Monday.

Her deed “only shows that Filipinos, however poor and lowly they may be, wherever they may be, are honest and morally upright. Perez should be emulated and recognized for what she did notwithstanding the dire financial straits she is in,” Escudero said in a statement.

For his part, Nueva Vizcaya Representative Carlos Padilla on Monday filed a resolution commending Perez for her honesty.

More here http://globalnation.inquirer.net/news/news/view/20090603-208632/Honest-HK-OFW-gets-ticket-home


Honest OFW came from honest tribe in Vizcaya
By Ben Moses Ebreo, Melvin Gascon

BAMBANG, NUEVA VIZCAYA—The Filipino migrant worker, who returned HK$350,545 or P2.1 million in cash and in checks she found in a garbage bin in Hong Kong to its owner, is a member of a local indigenous tribe known for its honesty.

Mildred Perez, 38, is now the toast of her provincemates for her display of honesty, a trait that has been ingrained in most members of the Isinai tribe.

“It is an honor to be honest,” said Andres Perez, 56, father of Mildred. He said honesty was an honored virtue in the tribe.

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